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Coriolanus (2011)
★★ / ★★★★

In the midst of a food crisis in Rome, Caius Martius (Ralph Fiennes), a general assigned by the government to protect a grain storage, is branded by the people as the enemy. 568 more words

Well, I'm Certainly Not Going Through Life With One Hand Tied Behind My Back. -- James Dean

2014 TV: Penny Dreadful (Showtime, Sky)

(*** This review is ever-so spoilerific, so read at your own risk ***)

It’s always been a source of consternation for me when multitudes of people ask if I’ve seen whatever seemingly massive TV phenomenon has governed my social media feeds with humourously-evasive, spoiler-free, sentence-long reviews and I’ll admit with a somewhat tragic shrug that no, I haven’t. 2,056 more words


Penny Dreadful Season One Overview and Finale Review

When I first heard that Showtime were set to air a horror series based on the famous literary characters of Frankenstein, Dorian Gray and the like, I was beyond excited. 915 more words

The Small Screen Scene

…new Showtime series "Penny Dreadful" is really something.

Created by John Logan, and produced by Logan and “American Beauty” director Sam Mendes, this feels like the television equivalent of a DJ mashup. Named after the cheap 19th century British pulp publications containing sensational and lurid stories, this series runs amok amongst the most well-known Victorian horror figures. 203 more words

Movies And TV-series

Penny Dreadful {Showtime} Part 1

John Logan’s creature is alive and thriving. He spares no expense to bring us the darkest and most fun Victorian London this blogger has seen in a long time. 528 more words

Penny Dreadful – Season 1 Recap & Season 2 Primer

Named after the type of British fiction popular in the 19th century, Penny Dreadful has quickly become Showtime’s latest hit. Much like its namesake, this show is full of vivid and shocking moments that both repulse and attract viewers. 3,411 more words


'Do you really want to be normal?' | Penny Dreadful

Spoilers for the first season of Penny Dreadful ahead

“Do you really want to be normal?”

That question, delivered by a seemingly benign Welsh priest (though given the particular show’s propensity for sneaky evil presences, one shouldn’t be too sure) concludes the final episode of the first season of Showtime’s Penny Dreadful, fading to black before the show’s erstwhile protagonist, Vanessa Ives (Eva Green) can respond. 1,487 more words